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Law enforcement should protect, serve communities by fighting ordinary crime

Law enforcement should protect, serve communities by fighting ordinary crime

True, the ACLU did not single out Cambridge in a report on police militarization in the Commonwealth. This does not mean Cambridge has no cause for concern.

Arranged marriages, child bride tradition changing too slowly around the world

Arranged marriages, child bride tradition changing too slowly around the world

Throughout the world, 14 million girls are married by force before they turn 18. Abolishing this practice will not happen overnight, but minds are evolving, even in the communities most affected.

Cambridge Works graduates 14th class, with encouraging remarks by an alum

Cambridge Works graduates 14th class, with encouraging remarks by an alum

The city’s transitional jobs program for younger residents celebrated its 14th graduating class during a special ceremony Feb. 19 at City Hall.

Police officer candidates wanted for exam, with informational open house March 9

The city is recruiting applicants with integrity, courage and a willingness to help those in need to take the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Open Competitive Examination for Police Officers scheduled for April 25.

Two rise to lieutenant, six to sergeant among the ranks of Cambridge Police

Two rise to lieutenant, six to sergeant among the ranks of Cambridge Police

The Cambridge Police Department held a promotional ceremony Monday to promote two officers to lieutenant and six officers to the supervisory rank of patrol sergeant.

Free document shredding is March 7

The Cambridge Consumers’ Council, in cooperation with the U.S. Postal Service, offers free document shredding from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7 at the Central Square Post Office, 770 Massachusetts Ave.

Free workshop for small-business owners, chance at consultation to be held Tuesday

Cambridge retailers, restaurateurs and storefront business owners are invited to a free Best Retail Practices Program offered by the city’s Community Development Department.

To reform MBTA, stop its outsourcing, stop charging when service is canceled

To reform MBTA, stop its outsourcing, stop charging when service is canceled

The weather and MBTA chief Beverly Scott’s honesty have revealed the agency’s corruption and dysfunction.

A Better Cambridge calls on city to create 8,500 housing units within next 15 years (update)

A Better Cambridge calls on city to create 8,500 housing units within next 15 years (update)

An analysis by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council says the region needs more than 400,000 new housing units – including 8,500 in Cambridge – to meet expected demand in the coming 15 years.

Rep. Livingstone sets March 5 office hour

State Rep. Jay Livingstone, a Democrat in the 8th Suffolk District, visits Cambridge constituents from 8:30 to 10 a.m. March 5.